One meter is equal to about 39.37 inches. The conversion factor of length units to inches is 39.37. To convert meters to inches, the conversion factor is multiplied by the number of meters.

A meter (abbreviated as “m”) is a metric system base length unit and can be defined as the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval of 1/299,792,458 of a second. An inch (abbreviated as “in”) is a unit of length used mainly in the imperial and U.S. customary systems. Other related units of measurement include centimeter, kilometer and foot (plural is feet). One meter is equal to 100 centimeters, and 100 meters make 1 kilometer.